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Biometric visitor management market draws $100M investment as touchless kiosk platform launched

iLobby draws investment and LamasaTech launches gesture recognition

Biometric visitor management

Visitor management firm iLobby has raised $100 million in funding from Insight Partners to bring its self sign-in kiosks and facial recognition systems to highly regulated industries like airports, government buildings and banks, VentureBeat reports.

iLobby was founded in 2013 in Toronto to provide visitor automation and mail management tools, and serves a number of large organizations including Boeing, FedEx, Hershey, Pepsi, Nikon, Pearson International Airport, Scotia Bank, and LG. CEO Ariel Mashiyev told VentureBeat that the company plans to use the funds to scale and expand its services. Demand for enterprise visitor management technology has continued to increase during the pandemic, he suggests.

The company touts its biometric identification not only to facilitate smooth and secure facility access, but as a way to gain greater insights into building management, analyze trends and generate reports.

The investment represents the first outside funding for iLobby.

Gesture recognition added to biometric kiosks for touchless questionnaires

LamasaTech has launched a new platform to bring face biometrics and gesture recognition to its Zentron kiosk line for contactless visitor and employee management, the company announced.

The VisiPoint platform is intended for visitor and employee sign-ins with the body temperature scanning capability LamasaTech launched for Zentron biometric kiosks earlier this year.

The new platform includes a tool for building user journeys and a compliance check system with a gesture recognition engine. The compliance check system can be used for NDA and site visit conditions, including CDC or health screening questionnaires. Users can provide yes or no responses with thumbs up or down gestures.

Early in 2021, LamasaTech plans to launch VisiPoint Cloud to enable centralized control of distributed kiosk deployments.

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